Residents of Denver, Colorado, are experiencing an extreme shift in weather, from a scorching high of 101 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday to a predicted 32 degrees on Tuesday and a snowstorm expected to dump 8 to 14 inches.
"A drastic change in the weather will occur Monday night and Tuesday, with record or near record heat replaced by wintry conditions, snow, and record cold," the National Weather Service in Denver/Boulder said. "Significant snow accumulations can be expected in the Front Range Mountains and Foothills, while the Denver metro area and I-25 Corridor may also see slushy, wet snowfall by early Tuesday morning."
Temperatures on Sunday and Monday were hot also. Sunday's high was 97 degrees, and the temperature at 2 p.m. on Monday was 93 degrees.
Denver is no stranger to dramatic temperature swings, but if the predicted shift is 61 degrees or greater, it could be one of the area's five most extreme shifts. The predicted snow may also help to contain — or entirely extinguish — a nearly 90,000 acre fire at Colorado's Cameron Peak.